Surfing Netflix over the weekend, chances are you came across the streaming platform's eighth original Filipino movie, Doll House. The drama tells the story of a struggling musician lost in life, as he weaves through fragile relationships with his friends and family, tempers drug and alcohol addictions, and suffers through the guilt of abandoning his estranged daughter in another country. The somber story paves the meditative and cathartic road in real life for lead actor Baron Geisler, whose story bears striking resemblance to the fictional protagonist.
Despite being a story that depicts the harsh realities that comes with accepting self-forgiveness, the movie is a relatively light one—mostly focusing on the heartwarming relationship between Geisler's character and his daughter (Althea Ruedas). A montage at the midpoint of the film sees the father-daughter pair at their happiest, having found the emotional bond they've been missing out on.
And thanks to a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot from the montage, we know which park you can travel to in order to reenact one of the movie's more heartwarming moments.
Here's what we know about Doll House's country and location setting:
In Doll House, Rustin moves to Rotterdam in the Netherlands after his friend and bandmate passes away due to a drug overdose. He previously lived in the city of Rotterdam years prior with his ex-wife, who was a nurse. However, their relationship became strained due to Rustin's addiction problems and aggressive outbursts, which ultimately resulted in their divorce and Rustin moving back to the Philippines.
The film was shot on location in the Netherlands during late 2021, as evidenced by the autumn leaves and the real locations, including Rotterdam Centraal Station, the Atlanta Rotterdam Hotel, and a Cafe Zwanantje.
While not named directly in the film, the Kralingse Bos forest and the Kralingse Plas swan lake are what make up the Rotterdam park that Rustin and his daughter spend a day in in the film. A small sign that reads "Welcome to Kralingse Bos" appears in the brief scene wherein the pair are riding a BAQME e-bike together.
As seen in the film, the park is a popular spot for physical activities and recreation, such as jogging, cycling, and, yes, feeding the swans. The playground depicted within the montage is also present at the park in real life. However, the park is also known for golfing, horse-riding, rowing, and even sailing small boats.
We'd say it'd probably be better to hurry now and add Rotterdam and the Kralingse Bos to your international bucket list!
* This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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